Telstar 12 VANTAGE

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Unknown Pad Tanegashima, Japan

At an orbital location of 15° West, Telstar 12 VANTAGE will provide coverage of the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as high traffic maritime zones in the Mediterranean, North Sea, Caribbean and the South Atlantic. The satellite contains 52 Ku-band transponders at 36 MHz.

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H-IIA

Family: H-II
Configuration: A 204

H-IIA (H2A) is an active expendable launch system operated by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The liquid-fueled H-IIA rockets have been used to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, to launch a lunar orbiting spacecraft, and to launch Akatsuki, which studied the planet Venus. Launches occur at the Tanegashima Space Center.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    53.0 m
  • Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    445 T
  • Thrust
    2260 kN
Family
  • Name
    H-IIA
  • Family
    H-II
  • Variant
    A 204
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    H-IIA 204
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $90M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    6000 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

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Seiji Izumisawa Founded: 1884 Successes: 35 Failures: 0 Pending: 6

Agency Type: Commercial

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational engineering, electrical equipment and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MHI is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group. MHI's products include aerospace components, air conditioners, aircraft, automotive components, forklift trucks, hydraulic equipment, machine tools, missiles, power generation equipment, printing machines, ships and space launch vehicles. Through its defense-related activities, it is the world's 23rd-largest defense contractor measured by 2011 defense revenues and the largest based in Japan.

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